I am now an employee of FAST, a subsidiary of Microsoft.  I just read a quick read about my company and how Microsoft is expanding its research facility in Norway.  Am I going to Norway?  No.

But it’s cool to read about my new company in the New York Times, that’s for sure.

Here’s a quick excerpt of the article that succinctly summarizes the rationale behind the acquisition:

Fast offers Microsoft high-end enterprise search technology, complementing Microsoft’s existing enterprise search tools aimed at the lower end of the market, including its Search Server products. Microsoft has said that it plans to integrate Fast’s technology with SharePoint, the enterprise collaboration software product.